March 10, 1939 (18th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Standing order 31 states:
(1) Leave to make a motion for the adjournment of the house (when made for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance) must be asked after the ordinary daily routine of business (standing order 15) has been concluded and before notices of motion or orders of the day are entered upon.
(2) The member desiring to make such a motion rises in his place, asks leave to move the adjournment of the house for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance, and states the matter.
(3) He then hands a written statement of the matter proposed to be discussed to the Speaker, who, if he thinks it in order and of urgent public importance, reads it out and asks whether fV*p mpmhftr has the leave of the house.
I have just read the motion and in my opinion the matter to which it refers is not one of urgent public importance.

Topic:   ADJOURNMENT MOTION TO DISCUSS MATTER OF URGENT PUBLIC IMPORTANCE
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